Food for the Soul: Vegetarianism and Yoga Traditions

Food for the Soul: Vegetarianism and Yoga Traditions

by Steven J. Rosen



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Food for the Soul: Vegetarianism and Yoga Traditions by Steven J. Rosen

This revealing compilation of essays by prominent practitioners and well-informed scholars lays to bear one simple truth: One must be a vegetarian to properly practice Yoga.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313397035
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/19/2011
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Steven J. Rosen is founding editor of the Journal of Vaishnava Studies and author of 21 books.

Table of Contents

Introduction Steven J. Rosen vii

1 The Yoga of Eating: Food Wars and Their Attendant Ideologies E. H. Jarow 1

2 Burgers or Buns: A Brief Look at Whether a Yogi Should Be a Vegetarian Steven J. Rosen 21

3 Ahimsa in the Patanjali Yoga Tradition Edwin Bryant 33

4 Ashtanga Yoga Body: Feel Your Way to Enlightened Eating Kino MacGregor 49

5 We Are What We Eat: Sri Swami Satchidananda on Vegetarianism Sandra Kumari de Sachy 63

6 From Darkness to Light: Vegetarianism and the Yogi's Emergence into Clear Perception Natalie J. Ullmann 95

7 Maharishi's Message: Vegetarianism as Natural Evolution David P. Carter Marguerite Regan 109

8 Roots, Shoots, and Ahimsa: The Jain Yoga of Vegetarianism Christopher Key Chapple 117

9 Bhakti-Yoga: Reflections on the Spirituality of Eating Joshua M. Greene 129

10 Krishna-Yoga and the Spiritualization of Vegetarianism Steven J. Rosen 139

Afterword Steven J. Rosen 157

Index 159

About the Editor and Contributors 163

What People are Saying About This

Sharon Gannon

"The prolific author Steven J. Rosen has a new book out, titled Food for the Soul, Vegetarianism and the Yoga Traditions, a collection of essays by scholars of yoga as well as practitioners—all of whom provide convincing evidence that a plant-based diet is the best diet for one who seeks spiritual evolution and/or a more happy and healthy life."

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